All the Neurodivergents

We have so many neurodivergent people in this family. Out of 13 of us:

  • 31% have been diagnosed with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia
  • 8% have been diagnosed with autism
  • 46% have been diagnosed with ADHD
  • 15% have other diagnosed learning disabilities
  • I suspect 62% actually have ADHD

I told the developmental pediatrician when one was diagnosed with autism and yet another with ADHD that I have a pretty high tolerance for crazy and he said honestly I’d have to. It’s just perfect chaos we’ve got going on here.

Marble Falls Walkway of Lights

Every year we drive up to Marble Falls to go through the Walkway of Lights. The lights are so beautiful. It’s mostly the same every year but it’s still worth going.

We accidentally made going there a tradition when we went to Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet and stopped in Marble Falls on the way home six years ago.

We’ve taken the twins to the Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls four times now. The rest of The Six have gone three times.

This year included complete sensory overload for one kid and an autistic meltdown for another. The lights really are very bright.

As usual we stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home for Blizzards. Everyone loves those. Maybe we’ll be able to take a leisurely stroll through the lights again when the twins are about 12. But in the meantime we’ll keep going every year because the kids love that trip every year.